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August 7, 2011
Problem Thinning Wilton Candy Melts
I'm unable to get the Wilton melts thin enough to dip cake pops or to use as a drizzle. What is the trick to this?
Freezing Swiss Chard
I have just harvested a bumper crop of Swiss chard. How should I prepare it for freezing?
Elegant Shoe Decorations for Ladies Church Group Meeting
We are having a ladies meeting at our church. The theme is Walking with Jesus. We need ideas to elegantly decorate with shoes.
Back Child Support
Can my ex wife ask the courts to withdraw my back child support if my daughter is 21 years old now and they are not needing it? Also, because I am going thru some health and financial issues?
Treating a Dog with Allergies
I have a male weeny dog who is turning 10 this year. This past fall or a little longer ago, he started getting so congested that he was breathing out of his mouth and getting these scabby pus welts all over his belly. I took him to the vet and they said he has allergies.
Holes in Tee Shirts
Please can someone answer my question? Why are there tiny holes appearing on all of mine and my son's cotton tee shirts. They appear in exactly the same spot once they are a couple of weeks old.
Homemade Hummingbird Nectar
Is using red food coloring in homemade nectar harmful to the hummingbirds?
Removing Permanent Marker from Fabric Couch
How do I get black permanent marker off of a polyester couch?
Leaves on Gardenia Tree Curly
Some of the leaves of my gardenia tree come out curling and not as smooth surfaced as the other leaves. Can anyone tell me why is that? I'm attaching a photo of the leaves.
Nature Craft Projects
What are the different craft projects made of organic materials?
Getting Rid of Powder Post Beetles
Does anyone know an inexpensive way to get rid of powder post beetles? They have made a home in the wood on my porch railing.
Getting Tar Off of Cars Easily
What is the easiest way to remove road tar off of cars? Elbow grease goes a long way, but there has to be an easier way. We wash our car with Dawn and this helps, but the tar stains are so stubborn. Help!
Reducing Toilet Water Usage
Does it really take less water to flush the toilet when a half gallon jug of water is placed in the toilet tank?
Suggestions for Buying Dental and Vision Insurance
At the age of 59 and 61, my spouse and I need dental and vision insurance. Any suggestions or comments?
Animal Digging Shallow Holes in Lawn
The last couple of days we have noticed that something has been digging holes in our lawn. They are not deep, an inch maximum, but the first night there were about a dozen places where the grass has been uprooted. We wonder if it might be a hedgehog?
MTD Riding Mower Keeps Throwing Rear Drive Belt
My MTD riding mower keeps throwing the rear drive belt. It is a 14hp, 38 inch cut. It is fine on level ground, but seems to throw the belt on a decline or when turning on an uneven area. I replaced both drive belts in April and started having this problem in early June.
Freezing Runner Beans
I have a glut of beans from my new allotment and it would be a pity to compost them. How do I freeze them?
Cleaning Transparencies for Overhead Projector
How can I clean off transparency film for an overhead projector?
This is a guide about storing spices. It is important to store spices properly. This will help keep them organized and ensure that they are fresh when you need them.
This is a guide about storing wine. It is important to store wine properly to ensure that you preserve it's quality and flavor.
Planting Grass After Killing Weeds With Vinegar
How long after you use vinegar can you plant grass?
Removing Ink from a Plastic Doll's Face
How do I get ink of a soft plastic doll's face?
This is a guide about displaying collections. Many times the best way to enjoy your collectibles is to display them. It is important to find the proper way to display them so that they are safe.
Remembering Where You Parked
This is a guide about remembering where you parked. Many of us have parked our car and not been able to find it later. Finding a way to remember its location can save you time and frustration when faced with a "sea of cars".
Cleaning and Waxing Hardwood Floors
What can you use on hardwood floors to make them shine and to protect them without turning it into skating rink?
Corn Not Producing Normal Cobs
The sweetcorn I have grown hasn't developed cobs, but something that resembles something more like wheat? The plants are very strong and big, but the fruit is not what I expected. Can you please tell me where I have gone wrong!
Mounting a Spice Rack on Your Wall
This is a guide about mounting a spice rack on your wall. Putting your spices on a spice rack is a great way to organize your spices. A wall mounted rack keeps them out of the way yet still convenient.
Cleaning House Siding
Can anyone suggest the best way to clean the outside of my house which is made of cladding? At the moment it is very, very dirty and we have been told that a pressure washer isn't ideal.
Removing Unwanted Body Hair
This is a guide about removing unwanted body hair. Removing unwanted body hair can help you feel less self-conscious. There are places you can go to have it removed or you can remove it yourself.
Using Borax to Treat Mange
What kind of borax should I use in Ted's dog mange remedy? Is it OK if I use borax flux, the one that is being used in welding.
Dye Transferred in the Wash
I washed a new dress with a load of colored clothes and the dye from the dress faded onto some of the other clothes. How do I get the pink spots out of the other clothes?
Making a Fruit Fly Trap
This is a guide about making a fruit fly trap. Fruit flies can be really annoying. Making a homemade trap can help you get rid of these pests.
Recipes Using Dried Limes
This page contains recipes using dried limes. Once you have dried some fresh limes, you can explore all of the amazing Middle Eastern and Persian recipes that use this wonderful ingredient.
Dried Lime Tea
This slightly sour tea is a very simple drink to make. Like ice tea, it is a refreshing summer beverage.
Dried lime slices have many uses. They make a great garnish and are a flavorful ingredient in many recipes. It is easy to dry limes at home.
Healthy Snack Ideas
This is a guide about healthy snacks. It is important to eat healthy snacks. Buying and preparing healthy snacks so that they are available when you are hungry is key.
This is a guide about drying limes. Dried limes are typically used in Middle Eastern and Persian cooking. They are used in a variety of dishes and are also used for tea. Limes are easy to dry at home.
French Breakfast Muffins
These are good not just at breakfast, but any time.
Dried lemon slices make great a great garnish. They are also a flavorful ingredient in many recipes. It is easy to dry lemons at home.
This is a guide about drying lemons. Dried lemons are typically used in Middle Eastern and Persian dishes. They are easy to dry at home.
Landscaping To Sell Your Home
In the current housing market, homeowners need every advantage they can get when selling their home. Making time to enhance your curb appeal is not only smart, it's an absolute must when competing for potential buyers.
Applying Flea Treatment Effectively
Use a comb to part and hold up the dog/cat's fur when applying spot-on flea treatment. I comb the fur in the opposite direction from the way it grows. In other words, I comb it upwards to expose a good line of the skin.
Crocheting With Plastic Bags
My dad's new wife just showed me how to re-use plastic grocery store bags. She folds them into four length wise then cuts the bottom off. Working your way up, you cut about one inch strips until you get to the handles.
Flower Vase for Kitchen Utensils
I use a large flower vase to store my larger kitchen utensils. It sits on my counter top right beside my stove.
Levi (Mini Pincher/Terrier)
Levi Logan is a 9 month old Mini Pincher/Terrier. When he was old enough to leave his mother, he was given to us by a friend.
Making Your Microwave Clean and Odor Free
Put one cup of water into a two cup measuring cup. Add about 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Microwave on high until water starts to boil (about 2 - 3 minutes). Let stand for another few minutes before opening the door.
Toothpicks for Corn on the Cob
I opened the jar of my corn holders to serve for the first corn of the season to find them molded! They must have been stored wet last year. I stuck a couple of toothpicks in the opposite end of the stalk end and had myself a nifty corn holder.
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